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WILLIAM JOSEPH STOKES (Joe)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIANCE

Port City Grounds Keeper, Wilmington NC

2016 – Present, Assistant

  • Scheduling and supervising landscaping jobs while ensuring timely completion.

Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington NC

2003 – 2016, Electronics Instructor (Full-time)

  • Develop lectures and labs for courses pertaining to Electricity, Electronics, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors, and Programmable Logic Controls, as required by the Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program, and other Engineering and Vocational programs.

  • Proficient with use of multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, function generators, power supplies, and related electronics test equipment. Skilled soldering, wire wrapping, and breadboarding circuits.

  • Skilled soldering, wire wrapping, and breadboarding circuits.

  • Proficient with Ladder Logic for Allen-Bradley SLC 500 and Micrologix controllers using RSLogix and RSLinx software

  • Troubleshoot digital and analog systems and assist students with troubleshooting techniques.

  • Utilize NC E-Procurement website to locate vendors for both equipment recommendations, and supplies required for courses in the Engineering Department.

  • Developed and Maintained a hybrid Renewable Energy Lab with 1kW wind turbine and 600W solar array. The lab has 24V 200AHr battery backup and is grid tied for 120VAC.

  • Oversaw student work-study program. This involved finding qualified candidates to assist with test equipment and troubleshooting.

  • Advised students on semester schedules with emphasis on the nature of the block schedule to help prevent students getting out-of-sequence.

  • Represented the EET program at on-site open-house events, as well as off campus demonstrations.

1999 – 2003, Electronics Instructor (part-time)

  • Plan and teach courses in Programmable Logic Controller Applications, Electronics, and Digital Electronics, for Engineering and Vocational programs on a contract basis.

NC Fusion, Wilmington NC

2000 – 2014 Owner

  • Consult clients and evaluate needs with respect to the latest in electronics and computer technology.

  • Develop relational databases for websites using MS-SQL and MySQL

  • Configured shared web-servers for HTTPS and e-commerce using PayPal and AuthorizNET

  • Proficient with HTML, Cold Fusion Application Development, and PHP

  • Performed Search Engine Optimization

  • Installed and configured security cameras

  • Configured hardware VPN Tunnels using IPsec with Cisco based routers

  • Developed project specifications and time-lines for delivery.

Sturdy Controls, Wilmington NC

1994 – 2000 Electronics Engineering Technician

  • Troubleshooting automotive and marine control systems at component level

  • Assisted with new product development prototyping circuits and recommending design changes

  • Verified software and worked with developers to correct issues

  • Assisted with development of in circuit test equipment for production.

  • Assisted with development of RF immunity and susceptibility lab for reliability testing.

  • Developed technical specifications for product validation and production testing.

EDUCATION

 Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC

  • 1992-1994 AAS Electronics Engineering Technology

  • 1996-1998 Computer Programming and College Transfer Courses

OTHER SKILLS

  • I enjoy experimenting with open source hardware using Arduino micron-controller boards

  • I hold an Extra Class FCC license for operating amateur radio. My call sign is KV4TU and I have confirmed 140 countries. My base station is setup for voice and data modes including USB, AM, FM, PSK31, SSTV, and JT65. I enjoy designing and fabricating my own antennas for HF. I have configured my base station for remote control over the internet.

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